ann19069 — Announcement

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11 December 2019
Media Advisory: Press Conference to Reveal Nationally-selected Names of 100+ Exoplanet Systems

The IAU would like to invite media to a press conference revealing the results of the more than 100 IAU100 NameExoWorlds campaigns in countries around the world. 

  • When: 17 December 2019 11:00–12:00 CET.
  • Where: Observatoire de Paris, Salle Cassini
    Entrance by: 77 Avenue Denfert-Rochereau 75014, Paris, France
    (access information, walk along the path and go up one floor to the Salle Cassini).
  • What: A press conference to present the results of the NameExoWorlds campaign to name more than 100 exoplanets and host stars.
  • Who: IAU officials and project coordinators from the NameExoWorlds campaign, including the participation of the National Coordinator of the NameExoWorlds campaign in France.
  • RSVP: This invitation is addressed to media representatives. To participate in the conference, members of the media must register by completing an online form before 14 December 23:59 CET. Please indicate whether you wish to attend in person or if you will participate online only. On-site journalists will have a question-and-answer session with panelists during the conference. In-person individual interviews immediately after the conference will also be possible.
  • Live streaming: The press conference will be streamed online on the IAU YouTube Channel.

We will take a few questions via Twitter using the hashtag #NameExoWorlds 

An IAU press release will be issued shortly after the start of the conference at 11:00 CET. 

Note that space is limited. 

More information

The IAU is the international astronomical organisation that brings together more than 13 500 professional astronomers from more than 100 countries worldwide. Its mission is to promote and safeguard astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation. The IAU also serves as the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and the surface features on them. Founded in 1919, the IAU is the world's largest professional body for astronomers.



Jorge Rivero González
IAU100 Coordinator

Madeleine Smith-Spanier
IAU Database Manager
Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 43 25 83 58

Lars Lindberg Christensen
IAU Press Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 320 06 761
Cell: +49 173 38 72 621

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